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    1. February 5, 2016

      Lunch with the FT: Julius Malema

      For a supposedly dangerous revolutionary, Julius Malema looks a lot like a giant baby. As I enter the room, the...

    2. February 3, 2016

      South Africa’s rainbow starts to fade

      In Church Square, Pretoria, nasty loops of barbed wire surround the top-hatted bronze statue of Paul Kruger. Last year,...

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    1. The New Africa

      China’s slowdown and the end of a commodities boom present many African countries with...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Fastjet expands route network across Africa

      Fastjet, the African budget airline which warned in December that sales would be lower than forecasts in 2015 and again...

    2. Fast FT

      January 15, 2016

      AB InBev climbs in Johannesburg debut

      Trading in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s new Johannesburg listed shares is looking positive. Two days after selling a $46bn...

    3. December 16, 2015

      Barclays reviews Africa strategy

      Bob Diamond, the former chief executive of Barclays pushed Africa as one of the bank’s biggest growth opportunities....

    4. FT Photo Diary

      December 16, 2015

      Protesting against Zuma

      Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two...

    5. December 16, 2015

      Barclays: out of Africa

      Imagine you were building a bank from scratch. Start with retail banking. A credit card operation comes next — it...

    6. Fast FT

      December 10, 2015

      MTN's rating sliced by Fitch as Nigeria fine looms

      South African telecom company MTN had its rating cut by a notch to “BBB-“ on Thursday, by agency Fitch which cited...

    7. December 9, 2015

      South African rand dives after finmin sacking

      A shock move by the South African government to replace its finance minister has sent the rand into a tailspin. The...

    8. The Exchange

      December 4, 2015

      Nigeria and China deals: what's the benefit for us?

      China-Africa economic relations have seen a remarkable deepening over the last two decades, as part of a trend of...

    9. beyondbrics

      December 3, 2015

      Five popular myths the China-Africa Summit should help dispel

      Chinese premier Xi Jinping’s visit to Africa this week will certainly cause an uptick in the hubbub in the China-Africa...

    10. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: Xi Jinping surveys an altered landscape

      After 15 years of rising trade and investment in Africa fuelled by China’s appetite for natural resources, Beijing is...

    11. December 3, 2015

      China and Africa: trade relationship evolves

      Xi Jinping, the Chinese leader, is in South Africa for this week’s triennial Forum on China-African Cooperation amid...

    12. December 1, 2015

      South Africa corn prices at 20-month high

      A prolonged drought and currency weakness in South Africa have pushed corn prices to fresh 20-month highs, raising...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2015

      Municipal discontent

      Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in...

    14. FT Photo Diary

      November 12, 2015

      Burnt out in Johannesburg

      A mother carries her son through burnt out shacks after they where raised to the ground in a fire that destroyed 250...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2015

      Settlement fire in Johannesburg

      A man carries his bed as he and a friend tries to remove her belongings as a fire rages through an informal settlement...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      October 27, 2015

      Freedom fighting with Julius Malema

      South African opposition leader Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) arrives on stage at the beginning...

    17. October 23, 2015

      Zuma backs down on university fees

      Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, on Friday scrapped the proposed increase in university tuition fees for next year...

    18. October 20, 2015

      Al Noor: hospital hijack

      Hospital patients are often asked to sign scary-looking consent forms just before surgery. Shareholders in Al Noor...

    19. October 20, 2015

      Student demonstrations rock South Africa

      South African police arrested more than 20 students on Tuesday as a wave of protests against planned increases in...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      October 13, 2015

      Miner protest in Johannesburg

      Protesters chant slogans during a protest to show their support to fellow miners who filed a lawsuit against mining...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2015

      About that 'flash surge' in Glencore

      Which idiots do we blame for this? That’s Glencore stock, trading in Hong Kong, where the price rocketed 71 per cent at...

    22. September 3, 2015

      Anglo American in talks to sell troubled platinum mines

      Anglo American is in advanced talks to sell some of its South African platinum mines, as the UK group deepens its...

    23. July 14, 2015

      Starbucks strikes deal to open first sub-Saharan outlets

      Starbucks will become the latest multinational to tap into the growing aspirations of emerging market consumers after...

    24. July 14, 2015

      South Africa’s equity market power scrutinised

      Cricket apart, South Africa has not excelled in many fields in recent years. But one perhaps unexpected exception is...

    25. July 1, 2015

      Three reasons to remain cheerful about South Africa

      I arrived in Johannesburg to find it sunk in gloom — literally. The lights go out regularly, often for hours at a time....

    26. June 25, 2015

      South Africa reviews ICC membership in the wake of Bashir storm

      The South African government will review its membership of the International Criminal Court following a storm of...

    27. June 15, 2015

      Wanted Sudanese leader ‘flies out of South Africa’

      Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday in spite of a court order barring him from leaving...

    28. June 14, 2015

      Sudan leader Bashir barred from leaving South Africa

      A South African court issued a temporary order on Sunday blocking Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, from leaving the...

    29. June 9, 2015

      AngloGold ‘nails’ debt worries with US mine sale

      AngloGold Ashanti has “nailed” its balance sheet concerns after an $820m US mine sale, according to its chief...

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      June 8, 2015

      African nations risk missing opportunity to build on progress

      For 15 years, a global partnership for development finance has delivered remarkable results in Africa – but right now...

    31. May 21, 2015

      Investec eyes global growth in wealth management

      Investec is opening its first Asian office for its wealth and investment business in Hong Kong as part of the bank’s...

    32. May 13, 2015

      Unloved manganese augurs ill for steel outlook

      When BHP Billiton completes the separation of its smaller businesses into a new publicly listed company called South32...

    33. May 13, 2015

      Mondi: a world of its own

      The sheer volume of deliveries by online retailers such as Amazon should be working wonders for the purveyors of the...

    34. May 12, 2015

      Jacob Zuma: Power failure

      With a characteristic mix of defiance and mirth, Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, has chuckled his way through...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      May 8, 2015

      South African Defence Force

      South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      April 27, 2015

      Keeping the peace

      A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      April 23, 2015

      Fighting Xenophobia in Johannesburg

      An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the...

    38. April 21, 2015

      Army deployed to quell xenophobic attacks in South Africa

      South Africa said on Tuesday it was deploying the army to hotspots that have been hit by a wave of xenophobic violence...

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